The CAD/BIM Technology Associate in Applied Science Program is designed to meet entry-level employment requirements in Computer Aided Drafting/Modeling occupations and provide students with a broad range of employment opportunities in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). In addition, students may elect a specific area of concentration to meet their personal goals or occupational requirements.
CAD/BIM technicians translate the ideas and rough sketches of architects, engineers and designers into 2D plans and 3D models. Experienced workers may advance to building modelers, plan checkers, detailers or design drafters. A typical work week will consist of 40 hours, but overtime may be required to meet deadlines. CAD/BIM Technicians can work for engineers, architectural firms, manufacturing plants, designers, and a wide variety of government agencies. See Information Technology » Computer Aided Drafting Technology for more career and employment information.
At the completion for the CAD/BIM Technology Program, the successful student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, think critically, formulate, and present accurate solutions to the assigned projects
- Able to use a variety of effective communication tools and skills to support conclusions, project solutions and technical documentation
- Apply knowledge related academic skills, applied mathematics and industry software platforms to resolve technical engineering / drafting problems
- Commit to the quality of results in assigned projects and professional and ethical responsibility related to their professional discipline
- Actively engage on diverse, multi-disciplinary teams
In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to CAD-BIM Technology:
- Produce a personal portfolio of industry standard documents utilizing a variety of computer drafting applications
- Develop complete plans to meet the needs of the (AEC) Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries
- Create 3-D parametric building models and related content using Autodesk Revit. Use embedded information to analyze and document building characteristics
- Develop plans and profiles, section views, sub division maps, grading plans with accurate and correct interpretation of survey data utilizing survey instruments
- Model mechanical design concepts in 3D utilizing industry recognized solid modeling software
- Students should expect early exposure to a wide range of software applications and file management
- Textbooks and required tools are estimated to range from $300.00 - $500.00 for the 2-Year program
- Lab fee included in tuition costs will be charged for each appropriate course
- Program experiences will include E-Learning and innovative use of technology
AAS Degree Requirements
The Associates in Applied Science (AAS) Degree represents the attainment of skills generally required for immediate application in an occupational field. The degree concentrates on the technical aspects of the student’s chosen career area. To qualify for the degree, a student must successfully complete three of the five possible certificates, meet the requirements of the approved AAS program and earn at least 90 credits in courses numbered 100 or above. The minimum 90 credits must include at least three credits in each of these areas: reading/writing, speaking/listening, computation and human relations for a minimum of 12 distribution credits. Courses for the degree should be selected with the assistance of an academic advisor in accordance with a prescribed program of study listed for CAD Technology. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in core and distribution courses is required for graduation.
ENGL 095 and MATH 090 or higher are required
The Certificate of Completion represents successful completion of core requirements totaling 45 or more credits in a specific occupational program. The Certificate of Completion is comprised of industry-based skill courses and general education requirements (courses 100-level and above: English 101, Communication, Computation and Human Relations.) The Certificate of Completion generally recognizes a student’s attainment of the skills necessary for entry-level employment in a given occupational field.
Note: Any course listed in two categories of the General Education for Associate in Applied Science can satisfy both of the Certificate of Completion requirements.
The Certificate of Proficiency represents successful completion of core requirements totaling 20-44 credits in a specific occupational program. The Certificate of Proficiency is comprised of industry-based skill courses and a demonstrated minimum proficiency equivalent to ENGL 090 and MATH 090.
The Certificate of Achievement represents successful completion of core requirements totaling fewer than 20 credits. It is comprised of industry-based skill courses. No general education courses and no minimum level of English or Math are required.
Admission: CAD/BIM Technology Program has an open enrollment policy with curriculum paths starting every quarter, except summer.
Additional Program Information
Gainful Employment Disclosure
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate of Completion
Core Requirements – Associate Degree, Certificate of Achievement, Proficiency and Completion
Additional Requirements – Architectural Drafting Certificate of Proficiency or Completion
General Education Requirements – Certificates of Completion
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING
Distribution: AAS, AAS-COMPUTATION
Choose 3 to 5 credits
Effective Catalog Year 2017-2018, Revised March 21, 2017